1/30/16 Londonderry – Do you bake a mean apple pie? Mack’s Apples, New Hampshire’s oldest family-run farm, invites you to compete with pie bakers from around the region for Best Apple Pie. There are two pie categories that you can compete in – Traditional two-crust apple pie, and Non-Traditional (a “creative” category – pie must contain mostly apples, but can contain other ingredients such as nuts, other fruits, cream, etc and does not have to be a two-crust pie). Contestants can compete in either category or bake two different pies to compete in both.
At stake… bragging rights, cool prizes and the coveted Mack’s Apples Pie Contest pie plate, designed by Salmon Falls Stoneware of Dover NH. Prizes and ribbons also awarded for Second and Third Place in each category.
Winning recipes will be published and made available in Mack’s Apples Farm Market. Winners names will adorn a plaque at Mack’s Apples for all to see. The concept of sharing recipes gives everyone an opportunity to become a better pie baker… and it makes the following year’s competition even more interesting!
There is no cost to enter. Sign up in person at Mack’s Apples Farm Market. Contestants must be 16 years of age or older. No commercial bakeries, restaurants or employees of Mack’s Apples may enter.
Pies must arrive at the contest in ready-to-eat condition. Contestants must arrive no later than 1:30pm February 6, 2016. Contest and judging begins promptly at 2pm.
The Apple Pie Contest is a tradition at Mack’s Apples and has been held nearly every year for over 25 years.
Whether you compete, come to cheer on your favorite, or are just coming to see this “slice” of Americana, you’ll enjoy the sights, smells and fun of this nearly 25 year old tradition. May the judges’ fork be with you!
Cliff Notes —
Who: Mack’s Apples. New Hampshire’s oldest family run farm; farmed continuously by the Mack family since 1732. Primary crops: apples, peaches, pears, pumpkins, squash and seasonal vegetables.
What: Mack’s Apples 2016 Pie Contest. Open to the public. No cost to enter.
Where: Mack’s Apples Farm Market, 230 Mammoth Road (Rte 128) Londonderry NH. One mile north of “The Crossroads” of Rte 102 and Mammoth Rd.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016. Contestants must arrive by 1:30pm. Judging begins immediately at 2pm.